New Hampshire Housing Providing Assistance to First Time Buyers


First Time Home Buyer Grants in New Hampshire

Complete New Hampshire First Time Home Buyer Grant Information.

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New Hampshire First Time Home Buyer Grants

Are you thinking of buying your first home in New Hampshire? Would you like a free gift of money to help you purchase that first home? If you answered yes to these two questions, there is great news for you. The state of New Hampshire provides free grant money for its residents who are first time home buyers and need help with the down payment and closing costs (up to 3%). This money comes in the form of state grants. This is free money that shouldn’t be passed up! The grant awards can be in the thousands of dollars. It will be well worth your time to educate yourself about the first time home buyer grant programs that the State of New Hampshire provides.

New Hampshire First Time Home Buyer Grants

The agency in New Hampshire that provides assistance to first time home buyers is New Hampshire Housing. There is currently one excellent first time home buyer grant available, the Single Family Mortgage Program. You can receive a cash grant of up to 3% of the first mortgage amount. This is a free gift to you provided that you don’t sell your home within 48 months. To find out more about this grant, please visit the New Hampshire Housing website page specifically describing it. To make it easy for you, please go to New Hampshire first time home buyer grants.

Cash Assistance

This easy option to their Home Flex mortgage provides cash assistance equal to a maximum of 3% of the loan amount to help borrowers defray the cost of downpayment, closing costs, and prepaid escrow expenses associated with purchasing a home. Borrowers must contribute a minimum of 1% (based on purchase price) using their own funds (excluding gifts). No cash back is allowed at closing. Income, purchase price and all other guidelines follow the Home Flex mortgage. There is no monthly payment on the cash assistance portion.

The contact info for New Hampshire Housing is:

New Hampshire Housing
32 Constitution Drive
Bedford, NH 03110
Phone: 603-472-8623
Toll-free: 800-649-0470

Federal First Time Home Buyer Grants

Besides the state programs, there are federal funds and grants available to first time home buyers in New Hampshire through the Homes and Communities program of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. On their website you’ll find complete grant information, application forms, description of available funds, as well as many other helpful tools.

Every potential first time home buyer should investigate what they have to offer. You can visit the website by going here: US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. Also,  there is a website that has a complete list of all grant programs available through the United States Federal Government: Grants.gov. First time home buyers should plan to spend the required time investigating to determine how many individual grants they may qualify for. You can visit the website by going to Grants.gov and use their easy search form to find more New Hampshire first time home buyer grants.

Other First Time Home Buyer Grants in New Hampshire

In addition to the grant programs described above, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides home buyer assistance and grants in every state. There are multiple grant programs designed specifically for people that meet certain requirements, such as grants for people with disabilities so they can continue to live independently at home. It is worth visiting HUD’s website to see what assistance is currently available. For your convenience, simply go to first time home owner grants in New Hampshire.

Here is the contact information for the HUD office in New Hampshire:

Manchester Field Office
Norris Cotton Federal Building
275 Chestnut Street
4th Floor
Manchester, NH 03101-2487
Phone: (603) 666-7510
Fax: (603) 666-7667

There are also these local first time home buyer programs:

Portsmouth Home Town Program for First Time Home Buyers (603) 431-2006

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About Jennifer Cribsly

I'm a former real estate broker who specialized in helping first time buyers be able to purchase a home. Now full time mom, part time real estate owner/investor.
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